New South Wales Public School Playgrounds To Be Utilised Over Summer Break

New South Wales Public School Playgrounds To Be Utilised Over Summer Break

New South Wales Minister for Education Rob Stokes

School Playground Gates Thrown Open For Summer Holiday Fun

Victor P Taffa

Playgrounds of dozens of New South Wales public schools will be available for everyone to use for the summer holidays under a New South Wales Government initiative to broaden community recreation and open space options.

Education Minister Rob Stokes launched the Come Play Summer Pilot Program at Mona Vale Public School today, opening the gates of 42 schools to allow valuable recreational and play space to be used this summer.

“Schools are an important part of every community and often occupy prime open space. Instead of locking the gate this summer, the trial program will share this public space to allow people to exercise and play at their local school over the summer holiday break.” Minister Stokes said.

“We are trailing the program during the holidays with selected schools opening up their playgrounds, ovals and sports courts for the enjoyment of their communities.”

“Participating schools will receive a $15,000 grant to help upgrade their facilities for community and school use.”

“Our schools have a range of quality recreational and play facilities and we are making them accessible to the broader community outside of the school term.”

Schools participating in the program will be open from 8 am to 6 pm from 23 December to the end of the school holidays in late January.

New South Wales Government is spending $4.2 Billion over 4 years building 120 new or upgraded schools and $747 Million on school maintenance. This is the biggest investment in public school infrastructure in the history of New South Wales.

 

Come Play Summer Pilot Program

AMU                                      School

Hunter Central Coast              Cessnock East Public School

Hunter Central Coast              Hunter School of Performing Arts

Hunter Central Coast              Kurri Kurri Public School

Hunter Central Coast              Maitland Public School

Hunter Central Coast              Muswellbrook High School

Hunter Central Coast              Redhead Public School

Hunter Central Coast              Wangi Wangi Public School

Hunter Central Coast              Lambton Public School

Hunter Central Coast              Belmont High School

North Coast                            Bowraville Central School

North Coast                            Toormina Public School

North Coast                            William Bayldon Public School

North Coast                            Hastings Secondary College – Port Macquarie Campus

North Western NSW              GS Kidd Memorial High School

Northern Sydney                    Asquith Boys High School

Northern Sydney                    Beauty Point

Northern Sydney                    Marsden High School

Northern Sydney                    Mona Vale Public School

South Western                        Sydney Belmore South Public School

South Western                        Sydney Campbelltown Performing Arts High School

South Western                        Sydney Granville Boys High School

South Western                        Sydney James Busby High School

South Western                        Sydney Liverpool Public School

South Western                        Sydney Prairiewood High School

South Western                        Sydney Strathfield South Public School

South Western                        Sydney Appin Public School

South Western                        Sydney Campbelltown East Public School

Southern NSW                        Glenroy Public School

Southern NSW                        Griffith High School

Southern NSW                        Koonawarra Public School

Southern NSW                        Lavington Public School

Southern NSW                        Murray High School

Southern NSW                        Wollondilly Public School

Sydney                                    Bangor Public School

Sydney                                    Georges River College – Hurstville Boy High School

Sydney                                    Marrickville High School

Sydney                                    Mortdale Public School

Sydney                                    Pagewood Public School

Sydney                                    Illawong Public School

Sydney                                    Haberfield Public School

Western Sydney                      Blaxland High School

Western Sydney                      Nepean CAPA High School

 

Abbreviations

AMU               Asset Management Unit